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Table 3 Decomposition of difference in disability between men and women aged 50 and older

From: Social determinants of sex differences in disability among older adults: a multi-country decomposition analysis using the World Health Survey

  Estimate SE
Gender difference in disability prevalence 16.4 0.9
  Absolute contribution 95% CI
Explained 7.4 6.2 8.6
Age 0.7 0.4 0.9
Marital status 0.9 0.4 1.4
Education 1.1 0.8 1.5
Household economic status 0.3 0.1 0.4
Employment 3.6 2.9 4.3
Urban-rural residence 0.0 −0.1 0.1
Country of residence 0.7 0.1 1.2
Unexplained 9.0 7.2 10.8
Age −0.9 −1.9 0.0
Marital status 0.1 −2.3 2.6
Education −0.2 −1.1 0.7
Household economic status 0.0 −0.1 0.1
Employment −0.4 −0.7 −0.1
Urban-rural residence −0.1 −0.2 0.1
Country of residence 0.8 −0.8 2.4
Constant 9.6 6.6 12.6
  1. *All numbers are percentage points. Pooled analysis of 57 countries, World Health Survey, 2002–2004.